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jul 8, 1497 - Vasco Da Gama

Description:

Voyager: Vasco da Gama

Year Voyage Began: July 8, 1497

Country of Origin: Town of Sines, Portugal

Financed by: King Manuel I

Motivation: His motivation was to open a sea route from Europe to the East.

Where did he go?: India

Accomplishments: He was the first European to reach India by sea.

Interesting fact: He was the first known European to visit Mombasa

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Date:

jul 8, 1497
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~ 521 years ago
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